adjective see whine II

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  • whiny — [hwī′nē, wī′nē] adj. whinier, whiniest of, given to, or characterized by whining [a whiny child]: also sp. whiney whininess n …   English World dictionary

  • whiny — index petulant, querulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whiny — whininess, n. /hwuy nee, wuy /, adj., whinier, whiniest. complaining; fretful; cranky: The baby is whiny because he missed his nap. Also, whiney. [1850 55; WHINE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whiny — adjective /ˈwaɪni/ Of or pertaining to whining; tending to whine or complain. Jim is very whiny; he keeps complaining about trivial things …   Wiktionary

  • whiny — adj. Whiny is used with these nouns: ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

  • whiny — whine ► NOUN 1) a long, high pitched complaining cry. 2) a long, high pitched unpleasant sound. 3) a feeble or petulant complaint. ► VERB 1) give or make a whine. 2) complain in a feeble or petulant way. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • whiny — adjective habitually complaining a whiny child • Syn: ↑fretful, ↑querulous, ↑whiney • Similar to: ↑complaining, ↑complaintive • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiny — adj. continually whining, complaining …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whiny — See: whine …   English dictionary

  • whiny — whin•y or whin•ey [[t]ˈ(h)waɪ ni, ˈwaɪ [/t]] adj. whin•i•er, whin•i•est complaining; cranky • Etymology: 1850–55 whin′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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